The diffision of Aluminium is one of the most promising methods to build superficial coatings for stainless steel protection. Heat treatments at 800 OC performed on rods of AISI 304 steel, Aluminium coated by means of electrodeposition, displayed the possibility of forming intermetallic compounds. Depending on the duration of the heat treatment and on the cooling kinetics, these compounds can be continuous. At high cooling kinetics (water cooling) a two-phase structure composed of y' (Ni3Al) and y (substitutional solid solution) is obtained. At slow cooling rates (in furnace), a substitutional solid solution and some precipitates of y' (Ni3Al) and p (NiAl) can be observed. At intermediate cooling rates (oil cooling and air cooling), only the substitutional solution and the y' phase are present. Using furnace cooling from 800 OC until 500 OC, permanence at this temperature for I92 h and cooling furnace, the two-phase structure obtained is composed of the substitutional solid solution and the j3 (NiAl) phase. The existence of these phases and their composition have been reported by X-ray diffraction patterns and microanalysis. The possibility of forming a natural composite, constituted by a hard phase of aluminides diffised in a substitutional solid solution, has an important consequence on the mechanical and protection properties of these coatings. Moreover, the diffusion of Al improves the adhesion of coatings.
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|Titolo:||Aluminium based protective coatings produced on AISI 304 stainless. Journ. de Phys. IV 3,877-880 ,|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|